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Come join the fun. Join the Handcrafts Committee for a day of sharing and learning.

WHEN: Tuesday May 9 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

WHERE: Woodcliff United Church,  5010 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary


10:30 to 11:45 AM
Gay Walker, local prize-winning quilter, will present an abbreviated version of her colour theory workshop. Gay has taught colour theory at a number of venues including the Canmore Rocky Mountain Art Quilt Conference and will bring along some of her quilts to demonstrate the various aspects of colour and managing colour. While Gay applies this knowledge primarily to quilts, colour theory skills are applicable to any art expression – fabric, fibre or jewelry. See a few examples of Gay’s quilts HERE and look for her winning quilt Living Life in a Greenhouse HERE.

11:45 to 12:30 – Lunch. Bring your own but coffee and tea available and there are rumors of a cake.

12:30 to 1:30 PM
Leigh Aquart, our in house beading mistress, will demonstrate how to finish a bead loomed bracelet with an adjustable closure. Leigh will have samples of various bead weaving stitches and samples of some of the basic types of beads will be on hand with handouts.

Or Janet Barker, quilter and pattern designer, will demonstrate machine appliqué with a focus on raw edge and turned edge machine applique. Janet will have samples showing washability. Janet’s techniques will add a new element to your quilted projects.

2:00  to 3:00 PM
 Alice Campbell, a skilled sock knitter, will delve into the magic world of TAATTUS – Two at a Time Toe Up Socks – from magic cast on to miraculous heels. You too can learn to be a sock magician.
Or Carol Spring, versed in many arts, will demonstrate needle felting 3-D figures. Do you remember those crafty grandmas that Carol donated for 2016 Demo Day door prizes and the Forest Elves that are now her trademark? Well, come learn the magic.

3:00 to 3:30 PM – Door prize draws and ATC exchange.
Every demo participant will be eligible for a demo prize draw and everyone who come in the door will have three ballots for door prizes. In addition this year we will do a rerun of Art Trading Card (ATC) exchange. Bring along one or more so everyone can go home with a reminder of the day. More about ATCs in the May/June Handcrafts Monthly.


Registration is for planning purposes. If you decide at the last minute that you want to attend, just come to the door.